U.S. experts found that the systolic and diastolic blood pressure are predictors of risk of stroke or heart attack. About it reported in a press release on EurekAlert!.
In the study, experts analyzed 36 million of the indices of arterial pressure, obtained from 1.3 million people in the period from 2007 to 2016. The results showed that high diastolic pressure (the relaxation of the heart muscle) with almost the same probability results in acute disruption of blood circulation, and high systolic blood pressure (the contraction of the heart). Previously it was thought that it is not, and diastolic pressure can be neglected.
Although systolic hypertension has a greater impact on the human body, both measures of blood pressure are closely linked to risk of heart attack or stroke. The lower threshold is a value of 130 80 mm Hg.
Previously, scientists at the University of Michigan showed that older people with poor sense of smell, the risk of death in the next 10 years after testing higher than the other.
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